Hurricanes beat Queensland Reds 29-14 in Super Rugby
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The Hurricanes overcame the loss of five senior players to disciplinary suspension and beat the Queensland Reds 29-14 with a bonus point in Super Rugby on Saturday.
The Wellington-based Hurricanes were without All Blacks Cory Jane, Julian Savea and Victor Vito, backrower Ardie Savea and prop Chris Eves who were stood down for one match for breaching team curfew during a recent tour to South Africa.
Wes Goosen and Jason Woodward, who replaced Jane and Julian Savea on the wings, shared three tries as the Hurricanes kept their playoff hopes alive with a five-tries-to-one victory. They remain only a point behind the Crusaders, Chiefs and Highlanders, who are atop the New Zealand conference.